$95,000 Raised With Our COVID-19 Relief Fund

Dear Friends of the Foundation,

On behalf of the North Shore Community Foundation board, we hope and trust you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving Day weekend. No doubt 2020 will go down in history as a memorable year but let us all be thankful and grateful for what we do have and enjoy.

I wanted to provide an update to earlier communications relating to the pandemic and what the Foundation has been up to.

As many of you may know, we created a COVID Relief Fund back in April and to date, we have raised close to $95,000 with the support of so many of our kind and generous corporate and personal supporters.

I would like to thank Adera Development, Darwin Construction, Seaspan ULC, Neptune Terminals, Western Stevedoring, Concert Properties, Royal Bank, The Strongman Group, Woodbridge Homes, Holiday Inn, PARC, and the Capilano Group for their unwavering support of the Foundation and this particular initiative. Thus far we have distributed close to $60,000 to a number of North Shore organizations including Avalon Recovery Centre, Athletics For Kids, Family Services of the North Shore, Canadian Mental Health Association – West & North Vancouver, Harvest Project, Parkgate Community Services, and Quest Food Exchange to name just a few.  

And during this past Thanksgiving weekend and with the support of so many corporate and personal friends, donors, and supporters, the Foundation arranged to deliver 80 Thanksgiving Day turkey dinners to worthy North Shore-based families. This initiative was in collaboration with Joey Shipyards and a great example of how the North Shore pulls together to help out those in need.

Our heartfelt thanks to Darwin Construction, Neptune Terminals, Western Stevedoring, BC Maritime Employees Association, Ignite Management and so many friends whose immediate response when asked was “I’m in”… way too many to list but you know who you are and all I can say is “HUGE THANKS” my friends!

I’d like to share a few comments from the receiving organizations and the impact this has made on some of their families…